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Rant & Raves

February 23, 2014

Rant & Rave for Monday, Feb. 24, 2014

-- — Visitation at funeral homes is a great way to show support for a grieving family. Please break from the tradition of having visitors stand in line for hours to greet the family. Simply have family members disperse throughout the crowd and speak to the individuals that came to see them.

Kudos to Ray at Waller Heat/Air! Numerous people have tried to fix my air with no luck. They’d tinker a little and it would work a short time then off again. Then I couldn’t get them back. It took him a 2nd trip to find the problem and fix it, but he did and it’s working beautifully now.



A Huge “Thank You” to Dr. Amanda Hall at Baytree Animal Hospital and the staff. Our dog, Daisy, had minor (major to us) surgery and they were so kind and compassionate; she did really great. They called us and gave us progress reports ; they went that extra mile to help us!!

Maybe it’s me but I don’t understand why talking on my cell phone in a parking lot or store is “ridiculous and dangerous.” Sure, if you’re walking and not paying attention. But let me ask this. You say that if one is talking on his phone then he can’t go a few minutes without a conversation. How do you know that’s not the first call I’ve taken all day? Most of us don’t have landlines anymore so our cell phones ring more than some. If I have a work call come in while I’m in Walmart, I should not answer it because it’s dangerous?

I do my very best to support local business as we have some fantastic local shops and restaurants in town. Please have the courtesy of checking your messages and responding to your customers, or they will be “shopping local” in other towns. If you have a Facebook page, respond to comments and messages. Otherwise, your page is useless and your customers will cease to be your customers.

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    Estimated that 10 percent of the U.S. population are career crooks, caught and not caught. Crime is the most logical career choice, all things considered. Because our governments (politicians) and their cronies have jiggled all systems to promote crime. That’s how 10 percent puts such fear in 90 percent. Causing great expense in security and causing the great self-defense gun debate.

    August 1, 2014

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    I am very disappointed  with our commissioners who voted for this tax hike for Lowndes County. We voted for the SPLOST with an understanding we would not get a tax hike. Liar, liar, pants on fire, is what my mother used to say.

    July 31, 2014

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    Here’s an idea. Learn basic math before posting numbers about crime rates. The US has 1 violent crime for every 26 citizens not 1 per 262. Geesh.

    July 30, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    To the ranter about the A/C in the jails, you are 100 percent right. The male and females should be treated equal. Neither side should have any A/C. If I am struggling to put gas in the car to get to work to put food on my family’s table and not running our A/C to keep down our living cost then why should those parasites get their three squares a day, cable TV and A/C? Put them in tents and pink outfits and feed them PB&J that comes out of their own funds. Yes, just like Sheriff Joe out in Arizona.  

    July 28, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 28, 2014

    It seems people in this town, and especially those in my church are not happy unless they are complaining about something. Today’s earth-shaking rant is that the choir members are too noisy when they change into their robes before the Mass. Give it a rest or you won’t have a choir.

    July 27, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 25, 2014

    Funny, the people criticizing immigrants coming here looking for a better life for their family, are only here because their ancestors immigrated here for a better life for their family.

    July 24, 2014

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    Of the proposed 75 million that is needed to teach the students of Lowndes County for one school year, 55 million of that goes towards salaries. I don't want to hear no complaints about teachers salaries or furloughs again.

    July 24, 2014

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    Is it another sign of the times that people are too lazy to send thank you notes? I’ve bought four wedding gifts and two baby shower gifts since April 1. To date, I've received just one thank you note. It’s just good manners!

    July 23, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    It cracks me up when people say they don't want to be in a business or location where people are carrying weapons. My husband is a police officer and when he's off duty, he always carries concealed. I have a strong feeling that you might be happy one day that one of the hundreds of off duty officers are "packing" if you ever have a need for them!

    July 21, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 21, 2014

    People rant on here, but don't bother to attend the County Commission's meeting about the tax increase. I bet you don't vote either. If not, you forfeit your chance to gripe. Just hush!

    July 20, 2014

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